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Seventh Wonder


Progressive Metal

4.04 | 237 ratings

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5 stars The great escape from seventh wonder is a masterpiece from start to finish. Though stongly sounding like pure Power metal the album has well written songs from top to bottom.The vocal of Tommy Karevik is best i've heard. The composition of songs and the musicianship is outstanding. Though lyrics are too cheesy at some parts this is a solid album and one i'll recommend to every progressive metal listeners.

The album stars with "Wiseman" which itself consists of all the elements covered in this album. It starts with epic intro and fast riffs and also changes to a ballad during the later part with great solo in between them. It lays solid foundation to the rest of the album.

"Alley cat", the most popular Seventh wonder song follows. Is starts of with a descent rock- pop like riff but what follows is truly masterclass in song writting. The song contains truly amazing synchronization between keyboards abd guitar licks and the vocals are just truly outstanding.Tommy has enough catchy lines in the song and you won't notice 6 minutes flying by you.

"Angelmaker" is the third song of the album and it keeps you up for what's next to come. It starts in a very melodic fashion and gradually picks up the pace and builds up to a heavy and fast paced riffs and ends with a very catchy riff.

The best moment of the album follows with the "King of whitewater". It starts with a slow melodic piano intro and then again slowly rises its tempo. It contains lots of catchy lines with awesome music behind it and vocals again is just magnificient in fact I think this is the best vocal performance in whole seventh wonder career. Hats off to Tommy Karevik again.

A pure ballad in "Long way home" follows and is great in its own way,and "Move on through" is again a descent song with the similar formula of the album,with lots of catchy lines suppoerted by great keyboard licks and great guitar solo in between. The epic "The Great escape" is next in line and this song just leaves me starstruck everytime I hear the song. It takes half an hour of the album. The start with the slow section of the song is truly inspiring and then epic sonding section comes.

Overall this is a must have album if you are a fan of progressive metal!

siegese7en | 5/5 |


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